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2014-06-19 05:20:51

Nancy N. Jones, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Today, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) celebrates its fifth anniversary in space. LRO launched from Florida on June 18, 2009. After a four-day journey, the orbiter successfully entered lunar orbit on June 23. [ Watch the Video: The Moon As Art Contest ] In the succeeding five years, LRO has continued to shape our view of our nearest celestial neighbor. LRO data has shown us the tracks and equipment left behind from the Apollo...

Tycho Brahe Wasn’t Poisoned
2012-11-15 22:24:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists have determined the 16th-Century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe most likely was not poisoned after all. Brahe was thought to have died of a bladder infection, but previous exhumation found traces of mercury in hair from his beard, leading to theories he may have been poisoned instead. Some speculated he had been killed on orders from the Danish king, or by fellow astronomer Johannes Kepler. A team of Danish and...

2012-03-15 12:12:53

In honor of 1,000 days in orbit, the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Md. has released two new videos. One video takes viewers through the moon's evolutionary history, and reveals how it came to appear the way it does today. Another video gives viewers a guided tour of prominent locations on the moon's surface, compiled by the spacecraft's observations of the moon. "Evolution of the Moon" explains why the moon did not always...

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2010-11-15 07:35:00

A team of scientists from around the world has exhumed the remains of a famous 16th century Danish astronomer in the hopes of determining, once and for all, the cause of his sudden death. Tycho Brahe, who was born in December 1546 in Knutstorp Castle, Scania (then part of Denmark, but now part of Sweden), died in 1601 from a rumored bladder infection--caused, according to urban legend, by his unwillingness to commit a breach of etiquette by leaving a court banquet to use the restroom...

2010-11-11 06:25:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Denmark at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=3a82a8fd-be1e-42c0-8bd4-f3bf15846312&bhcp=1# The opening of Tycho Brahe's tomb on Monday, November 15 will be one of the biggest highlights so far in a project which aims to give new and more exact information on the world famous Danish astronomer's general health and medical prescriptions. Archeologist Jens Vellev from Aarhus University in Denmark is the...

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2007-09-10 17:42:15

The impactor believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs and other life forms on Earth some 65 million years ago has been traced back to a breakup event in the main asteroid belt. The finding provides insights into one of the most important extinction events in Earth's history. Known as the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) extinction, this impact event signaled a dramatic change in the evolutionary history of Earth. Understanding the origins and effects of this event can not only teach us about the...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Tycho Brahe -- Tycho Brahe (December 14, 1546 - October 24, 1601) was a Danish astronomer. He had Uraniborg built; which become an early "research institute". For purposes of publication, Tycho owned a printing press and paper mill. His best known assistant was Kepler. Tycho realized that progress in the science of astronomy could be achieved, not by occasional haphazard observations, but only by systematic and rigorous observation, night after night, and by using instruments of the...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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